When Life Throws a Different Pitch

If you’re anything like me, you know where your life is going, you know what your future holds, your future job, your future wedding will be like, and who you’re going to marry.

Or you don’t know anything.

Maybe you’ll get married in 3 years, or maybe something amazing will happen and you’ll get married in a year. Maybe you’ll start school and graduate in four years, or maybe you’ll start and never finish because you decide college isn’t for you.

But I’m here to tell you, it’s okay if you don’t know what you want in life.

It’s okay if you want to change your major 7 times. Maybe you wanting to try out being a teacher and that was terrifying. Maybe you thought you wanted to be a policeman and the thought of never coming home one day wasn’t one you wanted. Or maybe you thought you wanted to be an engineer and all the science and math classes just weren’t your taste. That’s okay. It’s all trial and error and eventually you’ll figure out what you want. And if you don’t, that’s okay, too.

BUT it is okay if you konw exactly what your major is and you’ve known for years now. It’s okay if you went in the first day of classes, sat in the front row, and made friends with your professors. It’s okay if you went to your first classroom on your first day of observations, looked at your observating teacher, and told him/her that this is what you’ve wanted for as long as you can remember. It’s okay to be confident in the choices you make in your educational life.

It’s okay if you don’t want to get married at 24. Sometimes jumping right into marriage is scary for people. The thought of spending the rest of your life with someone, spending infinite hours and days and years with that person is something you haven’t reached in life yet. That’s okay. Find someone who is willing to wait until you are ready to take that next step in life.

But it’s also okay if you’re ready to get married at the age of 22. There are some people in the world that cannot wait to say “I do” to the man or woman of their dreams–that would be me. Sometimes in life, you just find the one. You find the one who gives you butterflies everytime they say your name, or smile that oh-so-adorable smile. You find the one where you can’t bear to live a day without them, and you know that no matter what happens, that is the one you want to be with forever. That is okay.

It’s okay if you never find a major you love, or a dog who suits your every need, or your favorite food, or your favorite sport. It’s okay to want to try new or different things. It’s okay to question decisions. It’s okay to not know what you want at all times. It’s okay to know what you want as well.

Just remember, at any given moment, life can throw you a fastball, and then switch it up with a curveball, but you’ll always end with a homerun.

It’s okay.

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